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Room 237 (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 October 2012 (UK)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

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Rodney Ascher
2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Bill Blakemore Bill Blakemore ... Himself
Geoffrey Cocks Geoffrey Cocks ... Himself
Juli Kearns Juli Kearns ... Herself
John Fell Ryan John Fell Ryan ... Himself
Jay Weidner Jay Weidner ... Himself
Stephen Brophy Stephen Brophy ... Cast
Ash Brophy Ash Brophy ... Csst
Buddy Black Buddy Black ... Cast
Buffy Visick Buffy Visick ... Cast
Sam Walton Sam Walton ... Cast (as Samuel Walton)
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A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Written by Anonymous

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Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.

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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Film Sales Corp | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A 237-es szoba See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,693, 31 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,765, 12 May 2013
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Highland Park Classics See more »
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Trivia

Late comment. In Room 237, Danny is pictured as going on second from first floor, with editing, on his second Big Wheel stroll. In The Shining. The stroll starts on the second floor, right after Wendy watches the weather in the kitchen. See more »

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In one of the trailers, a card is shown: "Neither this film, nor any view or opinion expressed in it, nor the context in which film footage and images are used, is approved or endorsed by, or is in any way associated with, the Kubrick 1981 Trust, Stanely Kubrick's family, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone else connected with the making of the motion picture The Shining ('The Shining Filmmakers'). The views and opinions expressed in this documentary film are solely those of the commentators in it and do not reflect the views of Stanley Kubrick or The Shining Filmmakers." Stanley Kubrick's name is misspelled in the first sentence (assuming it is not deliberate). See more »

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Features Eyes Wide Shut (1999) See more »

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Recollected Memories from the Museum of Garden History
Composed and Performed by The Caretaker
By Arrangement with History Always Favours the Winners
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Disappointed
6 April 2013 | by christianrehnSee all my reviews

First of all, let me tell you that I've always found hidden messages, conspiracies, occult themes etc extremely interesting and it's something I love discussing about. I'm always very open minded when it comes to this kind of stuff and when i saw the trailer for this movie i just could not wait to watch it. The Shining is a masterpiece and just the thought of that it could have a much bigger meaning was just too good to be true.

Last night i finally watched it, and man was i ever disappointed. Like i said, I'm always opened minded when it comes to this kind of stuff, but the theories the creators of this film has come up with are so far- fetched it's almost embarrassing. They find a hidden meaning in every little thing and they never really seem to stop to question their own theories. Everything is taken for granted, and in my opinion, most of the claims are ridiculous; it holds no water.

To give you an example of just how ridiculous some of the theories are: If you watched Finding Nemo right now in the same state of mind as the creators of this movie watched The Shining, you too would find subliminal messages about everything from The Holocaust to the faked moon landing. It's just insane.

Also, all the different theories just turn into one big mess because there's so many of them, so it's hard to understand what they are actually trying to say.

However, big ups for making this type of movie. I just wish there were way more solid arguments and not all these extremely far-fetched ideas that don't really make sense. The creators might have some things correct (we'll never know) but for me it's just way too over ambitious and messy.


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